Events and Training


President's Pro Bono Service Awards - May 1, 2018 

1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

New York State Bar Association

Each year the Association proudly bestows the President’s Pro Bono Service Awards. These awards recognize outstanding pro bono contributions made by individual attorneys, law students, law firms, corporate counsel and/or government offices.  The awards ceremony is usually held on or about May 1st as part of the Association’s Law Day Celebration. 

Introduction to Immigration Law

Thursday, May 24, 2018 - Introduction to Immigration Law CLE Program and webcast 

This program is designed to encourage attorneys to take on immigration pro bono cases and to enter the field of immigration law.  This program will inform attorneys of the support available in the filed of immigration law.  The program will also include an overview of relevant substantive law combined with practical skills and an hour dedicated to the new "diversity, inclusion and elimination of bias" CLE credit.

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SAVE THE DATE Partnership Conference

Partnership 2018 
October 2, 2018 - October 4, 2018


NYSBA's Partnership Conference is the premier civil legal services educational and networking conference in New York State. The Partnership Conference is attended by leaders of civil legal service organizations and private law firms from across New York State.  

Individuals and groups from all corners of the state travel to Albany, NY every other year to attend the conference, earn continuing legal education credits, and attend the Denison Ray Civil Awards dinner to honor attorneys’, directors’, and nonprofits’ extraordinary leadership and commitment to access to justice.  This year’s Partnership Conference has a projected attendance of over 500 people. 

The theme for the 2018 Partnership Conference is Uniting for Justice and will be held from October 2nd through October 4th at the Albany Capital Center. The conference will provide over thirty workshops, covering a diverse range of subjects, including program innovation and management, technology, and substantive legal topics (immigration, foreclosure, domestic violence, government benefits, and housing, among others).